Office of Public Instruction

PO Box 202501
Helena, MT  59620-2501

(406) 444-3150
Website:  Educator Licensure

Completion of any state approved educator preparation program from a regionally accredited college or university AND completion of student teaching or a supervised teaching experience through an educator preparation program.  Additionally, each of the following must be met prior to licensure.

Application Process

  • Complete the online application.
  • The following supplemental forms to the online application.  These must be submitted by mail unless otherwise noted.
    • University Recommendation for Teaching Endorsements (form)
    • Notary Page (form)
    • Fingerprint Background Check (instructions)
  • Official transcripts may be sent electronically from the college or university or mailed.
  • Original completion certificate for “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana”.
  • Copy of your valid, unexpired out-of-state teaching license electronically or mailed, if applicable.

All hard copy documents are mailed to the attention of Educator Licensure at the address above.